Knight Frank has established a permanent Gulf network in the Middle East and has appointed Don Bradley, who until recently was CEO of Cluttons in the Middle East, as the region's Chief Executive.
Knight Frank has been providing clients with Middle Eastern advice for the last seven years in particular advising the Royal Group on the development of Reem Island in Abu Dhabi, as well as a number of developments in Dubai.
Based in Bahrain, Knight Frank will provide commercial and residential property consultancy services across The Gulf. The opening is part of Knight Frank's global growth strategy as it continues to enhance its service offering across the world and provide its clients with excellent local advice.
Don Bradley has 26 years' extensive Middle Eastern property consultancy experience including acting on behalf of institutional and private investors. Current clients also include major developers in Abu Dhabi, Saudi, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates with professional instructions from investors, developers and occupiers including Gulf Finance House, Barwa, The Agency for Financial Monitoring and Information, and Merrill Lynch.
Nick Thomlinson, senior partner, Knight Frank, said: "Having operated in The Gulf for a number of years, to continue this momentum and strengthen our presence we required someone with exceptional local experience. Don brings a wealth of knowledge and will allow our regional and international investors to have greater access to the Middle East's dynamic residential and commercial property markets."
Don Bradley, chief executive